Summer's Uncertainty Collapses Into Autumn's Finality
I have been trying to decide whether to take a class this fall or not. If I did, it would probably be first semester Latin.
I was hoping though to get moved in and settled before the fall semester started, and there's a good possibility that might not happen. Also the idea of taking the semester off if I'm going to start an MLS program in January is very appealing.
There is a display case just inside the library and staff are free to volunteer to come up with a themed display for it. Last spring, the assistant director was saying to me he wished there was a way to bring my interest in classical studies into my job. He suggested I put together a display on ancient law. I agreed. I got scheduled to do a display this fall because they thought there was no point doing a special display like that in the summer because so few people are here. I printed out images of papyrus
framents of ancient legal docments, like this
. I was going to pin those up on the sides of the display case with labels, and find a bunch of books from the stacks on ancient western law.
I don't feel like doing it anymore. I want to tell them to wipe my display off the schedule. I feel so burned by my experience this summer, trying to go back to school in classics, I just don't feel like having anything to do with it.
And I guess, really, this feeling is partly why I want to take the fall semester off from class.